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OSLO, Norway - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says winning the Nobel Peace Prize has not pushed him into entering the 2008 presidential race.
 
"I don't have plans to be a candidate again, so I don't really see it in that context at all," Gore told Norwegian state broadcaster NRK in an interview broadcast Wednesday. "I'm involved in a different kind of campaign. It's a global campaign. It's a campaign to change the way people think about the climate crisis."

NRK said it interviewed Gore in Nashville, Tenn.

At a press conference last Friday in Palo Alto, California, Gore sidestepped the issue of a U.S. presidential run, saying then that he wanted to "get back to business" on "a planetary emergency."

However, before winning the Nobel Prize he had said repeatedly that he has no plans to run for office in 2008.

Gore shared the prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations network of scientists. The scientific panel has explained the dry details of global warming in thousands of pages of footnoted reports every six years or so since 1990.

Gore told NRK that it was a "great honor" to win the peace prize.

"For me personally it means the chance to be more effective in trying to deliver this message about the climate crisis and the urgency of solving the climate crisis," he said.

On Tuesday, a Gallup Poll found that there was no spike in support for Gore to run for office.

Asked if they would like to see Gore run for president in 2008, people said no by a margin of 54 percent to 41 percent, according to the Gallup Poll, about the same as in March, when people opposed his running by 57 percent to 38 percent.

Even among Democrats there was no visible surge of interest in Gore. In the new survey, 48 percent of them said they would like him to run and 43 percent said they would not. In March, Democrats were in favor of his entering the race by 54 percent to 41 percent statistically the same as the new poll.


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                                 Gore rules out White House bid despite Nobel prize







Mark Tran and agencies
Wednesday October 17, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Al Gore. Photograph:
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Al Gore, the former US vice-president, today said he had no plans to run for the White House, even after jointly winning the Nobel peace prize for his work on climate change.
Since his award last week, Mr Gore's supporters have stepped up their campaign to urge him to enter the 2008 presidential race.

Jimmy Carter, who won the peace prize in 2002, was among those who said he wanted Mr Gore to return to politics.

An organisation called www.draftgore.com said 200,000 people had signed a petition urging Mr Gore to run, with
a jump of 70,000 signatures in four days after he won the prize.

But Mr Gore disappointed supporters by quashing speculation of another bid for presidential glory after his devastating 2000 loss against George Bush.

"I don't have plans to be a candidate again so I don't really see it in that context at all," Mr Gore told Norway's NRK television when asked how the Nobel would affect his political future.

"I'm involved in a different kind of campaign, it's a global campaign," he said. "It's a campaign to change the way people think about the climate crisis."

Mr Gore has said repeatedly that he is not running for president, but the Nobel has renewed speculation about another White House bid. In the summer, Mr Gore said he did "not expect to be a candidate again ever".

In practical terms, a Gore candidacy would face formidable hurdles because the race is now well under way.

The first contest in the November 2008 election, the Iowa caucuses, is less than 100 days away.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, has built up a considerable head of steam in the polls and has amassed an impressive war chest.

Chosen from a field of 181 candidates, Mr Gore was jointly awarded the Nobel peace prize with the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC). It is worth $1.5m (750,000).

The Norwegian committee praised Mr Gore for his strong commitment to the struggle against climate change, saying he was "probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted".
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